Obit: Swenson, Arthur (1898 - 1972)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Swenson, Rittenhouse, Conrad, Vine, Doering

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 4/13/1972

Swenson, Arthur (30 March 1898 - 9 April1972)

Funeral services for Arthur Swenson, 74, of Woodville, who died suddenly April 9 at his home, were held Tuesday April 11, at 10 a.m. from Skari Dull Funeral Home in Baldwin and Wednesday, April 12 at 1:30 p.m., from the Hoeper and Kraut Funeral Home in Owen. The Rev Paul Doering officiated at both services. Burial was made in the Riverside Cemetery at Withee.

Mr. Swenson, the son of Edwin and Mary Swenson, was born March 30, 1898, at Dodgeville. He moved to the Longwood area with his family at the age of six and was educated at schools there and at Greenwood High school. His marriage to the former Florence Rittenhouse took place March 30, 1918, at Escanaba, Mich. They lived on the family farm near Owen for about 30 years and then moved to Woodville, where they made their home for the last 19 years.

Among his many activities Mr. Swenson was a director of the Clark County Breeders’ Cooperative, the Clark County board of supervisors, and the College of Agriculture at Madison. He owned the Woodville Drug store and was a member of the Woodville Lions Club, was the past district governor of 27 E of the Lions Club, past state treasurer of the Wisconsin Lions Club, and was presently serving as chairman of the Leader Dog committee and as a member of the Lions Foundation committee. He was Woodville village clerk for 18 years.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include a daughter, Mrs. Francis (Phyllis) Conrad of Owen; a sister, Mrs. Alida Vine of Vida, Mt; and a number of nieces and nephews.



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